If a hot air balloon is never released
From the ropes that anchor it to the ground,
It’s a bad thing.
It will never get airborne.
It will never reach its destination.
On the other hand,
If a child’s balloon is released,
It will merely float away,
Taken wherever the wind blows.
And the child will be devastated.
And then there’s me.
There is a time to be tethered
And a time to sail the currents.
My number one need…
When do I take the survival knife
And cut the ties?
And when do I hold onto the tether
For all I’m worth?
It can be exciting to ride the wind.
I must exercise caution
I will leave behind others
Before it’s time.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him (James 1:4.5, ESV).